Friends of the WFM

If you enjoy coming to the Westside Farmers Market, then join this group and spread the news! The market is open every Tuesday in the summer in the St. Monica Church parking lot.

Location: 831 Genesee St. Rochester, NY 14611
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2015

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Westside Farmers Market Panel Discussion on Violence as a Health Issue, 2015-08-25

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Margy Meath Aug 28, 2015. 1 Reply

The panel discussion at the WFM this August 25th was excellent and should be viewed by everyone to understand what impact the current violence has on our community and particularly our children.Five…Continue


Started by Jacqueline M Farrell. Last reply by Terry Mulee Apr 30, 2013. 1 Reply

The 2013 Westside Farmers Market will open on June 11!!!!!  Most vendors and farmers will be returning.   You will also see some new faces with new products.  Mark your calendars now for Tuesdays at…Continue

State support for reducing farmers market fees

Started by Willie Lightfoot. Last reply by Willie Lightfoot Apr 14, 2011. 2 Replies

There is a move to reduce the fees vendors must pay to serve prepared foods at local farmer's markets.Currently vendors in Monroe County must pay $1,200 for permits to work as a prepared food vendor…Continue

Vote for Your Favorite Farmers Market!

Started by Westside Farmers Market Jun 19, 2010. 0 Replies

Visit America's Favorite Farmers Markets and either search 14619 or…Continue

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Comment by John Boutet on June 20, 2014 at 2:39am

->   Here is a free cookbook download that teaches you how to eat well on $4 a day!  Learn what to do with the fresh foods you buy at the WFM.

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on July 23, 2012 at 2:09am
Westside Farmers Market Newsletter
Tuesdays from 4-7:30 @ St Monica Church
Kiki's Baklava is Back - This Week Only!!

GREAT NEWS – For this week only, baklava is back! You may remember Nicola from last year's market, particularly if you've enjoyed her wonderfully delicious baklava. She's moved Kiki's Baklava out to the midwest, but is back in town for the market on July 24th. We think she will only be here for one week, so stock up.  It keeps for a very long time, and does not need refrigeration (in fact it doesn’t even like to be refrigerated).  I sure have missed that wonderful baklava, and am so happy I can purchase it once again.  And of course, we love seeing Nicola!

Help Your Favorite Farmers Beat the Heat


Farming is difficult at the very least this year.  The lack of rain is hurting farmers seriously.  Crops are shriveling in the heat.  If you see something you like, buy it now. Cook it up, freeze it, can it, whatever you need to do to preserve it.  Stop by the management tent or check out a book from the mobile library if you need recipes, we're always happy to help.  Our farmers are having a tough time getting to the market each week because the weather is taking their crop before they can pick it for market.  Be sure to thank them for coming, and buy what you can to support them.

I must say that I love seeing the shoppers come each week.  There is always a group of people sharing dinner in the dining tent, listening to music, and simply enjoying conversation with their neighbors.  We get to make new acquaintances, have a great time together, and continue to build a strong community.   

Other Events this Week
Music this week Provided by Nick Humphrey
R Community Bikes will be at the market offering tune ups and collecting old bikes to refurbish. They offer their services to the community every other week at the market.
Ant Hill Co-op Bottle Collection - Got any plastic soda bottles lying around? Need a good use for them? Ant Hill Co-op will be collecting 2 liter plastic bottles at the market to build a greenhouse. Stop by the market management tent with any bottles you'd like to drop off and they'll be put to a great use!
Cookbook Library - Need a good recipe? No problem! The Westside Farmers Market is partnering with the Arnett Library to set up a mobile check-out desk at the market! They'll be with us each week with a crate full of great cookbooks. All you need is your library card! 
Volunteer with us! - We're looking for volunteers to pass out doorhangers through the neighborhood. Deliver 50 doorhangers and we'll set you up with a free market bag! Stop by the market management tent for more information or to pick up doorhangers. 
Visit the market to support our local vendors!
JonJohn's Bakery - Deep Root Vineyard - Leonard Oakes Winery - Lagoner Farms - A Taste of Supreme Bakery - Lakestone Family Farm - St. Joeseph's Bread Project - South Wedge Soap - Unkl Moe's BBQ - Michael Hannen - Grow Green - Bolton Farms - Pasta Classics - Rolling Pin Bakery - Lettuce B. Frank - Schutt's Kettle Corn - Biz Kid$
Comment by Jacqueline M Farrell on March 3, 2012 at 8:45am

Due to a website problem, the subscriber list for the Westside Farmers Market no longer exists.  If you would like to receive news about plans for the market, and weekly information once we get started, please subscribe through our website,

Opening day for the 2012 market season will be Tuesday June 12!!!

Comment by Drew Langdon on December 21, 2011 at 2:25pm

Food stamps can be used for buying seeds? This information needs to be spread far and wide if we want to eliminate the food deserts in our city.

Comment by Jacqueline M Farrell on August 13, 2011 at 9:24am

John - great photos!!!! I do love the market!!!!


Comment by John Boutet on August 12, 2011 at 11:41pm

Marian and I have been enjoying fresh vegetables and fruit from the market all summer.  We picked up some sweet corn, cucumbers and tomatoes from Duncan Mackenzie this week and have really enjoyed them. 

Here is an album with pictures taken in June.




Comment by Westside Farmers Market on June 27, 2011 at 2:56pm
The Westside Farmers Market is back up and running! Join us this summer for our 4th year of bringing fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious breads, baked goods and jams and beautiful plants and jewelry to southwest Rochester. There is a kids' craft table and live music. Come hang out with the happiest volunteer market team :)
Comment by Jacqueline M Farrell on February 4, 2011 at 6:42pm

I miss the market!!! I need fresh vegies.


Comment by Judi Baker on October 25, 2010 at 4:19pm
LOVE the WFM!! Got some great finds this past summer and conversed with many friends!
Comment by John Boutet on September 15, 2010 at 12:45am
In case Jackie has not told you yet, the Westside Farmer's Market was voted #8 in the Nation! Here is a picture of Jackie celebrating on September 7th. Way to go Jackie!

On Primary day September 14, Jackie had all the people at the Westside Farmers Market who had "I Voted Today" sticker showing pose for a picture.


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